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City of Mercer Island Parks and Recreation Department
8236 SE 24th St, Mercer Island, WA 98040
City of Mercer Island Parks and Recreation Department is in charge of maintaining the city's 475 acres of parks and openMore spaces that are open daily. The public entity also plans and hosts recreational programs, such as letter-boxing, summer camp and fun mobile, all of which can be learned about at the department's website.
City Boat Launch
E Mercer Way & SE 36th St, Mercer Island, WA 98040
The City Boat Launch is the Island's sole large sailing or motorized vessel access point to Lake Washington. A smallMore area of the launch pier is reserved for the Mercer Island Marine Patrol for moorage. Seasonal portable restrooms are also available in the parking lot area.
City of Mercer Island Maintenance Department
9601 SE 36th St, Mercer Island, WA 98040-3732
City of Mercer Island Maintenance Department is divided into four teams that specialize in respective fields. ItMore includes utility, right-of-way, capital projects and support services teams. As a combined entity, it tackles water and sanitary services and storm drains and performs street improvements.
47th St. Open Space
4700 E Mercer Way, Mercer Island, WA 98040
The 47th St. Open Space is a forested ravine and part of the City of Mercer Island's parks system, protected fromMore development. The land is managed under the city's Open Space Vegetation Plan.
Mercer Island Municpal Court
9611 SE 36th St, Mercer Island, WA 98040

The Mercer Island Municipal Court hears cases concerning non-criminal traffic, boating or parking infractions andMore misdemeanor crimes which occur within the city's jurisdiction. Established in 2004 and administered by presiding Municipal Court Judge Wayne Stewart, the court typically processes around 3,500 cases a year. Stewart was reconfirmed by city council vote to a four-year term, beginning on Jan. 1, 2010.

The court is also under contract to provide services to the neighboring city of Newcastle.

City of Mercer Island Youth & Family Services
2040 84th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040

Mercer Island Youth and Family Services is a unique public/private partnership with the City of Mercer Island toMore provide human services and assistance to residents and families in need. The organization is largely supported by a non-profit foundation and proceeds from sales at the Mercer Island Thrift Shop.

Formerly the site of a the Boys Parental boarding school, the MIYFS is based inside the Luther Burbank Building. Many classes and services are provided here or at the Island's public schools. Community-based services include loss and grief counseling, alcohol and drug prevention and youth development. MIYFS also contracts with other providers to help with domestic violence, sexual abuse and other legal aid. Emergency services, such as a food bank and rent assistance, are also available.

MIYFS also provides student counseling services inside Mercer Island's public schools.

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